Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga said that the Zimbabwe Republic Police will mount roadblocks on all the country’s major roads during the Independence and Easter Holidays in order to reduce traffic accidents on the roads.
Speaking to police officers at the Briefing and Debriefing of the Darfur contingent, Matanga revealed that the ZRP, VID and TSCZ shall be visible on the roads. He said:
I wish to say in a few days’ time we shall be celebrating our nation’s independence as well as Easter.
To this end, the Zimbabwe Republic Police together with other stakeholders such as the Vehicle Inspection Department and Zimbabwe Traffic Safety Council shall be highly visible on all major roads enforcing traffic rules and regulations.
It is important that I take this opportunity on behalf of the Zimbabwe Republic Police to urge the nation especially all motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution on the roads.
Let us all join hands in putting an end to carnage on our roads.
… Always remember not to drink and drive. We are also saying no to speeding.
This comes after a bus collided head-on with a minibus on Wednesday night near Gweru, killing 10 people on the spot. Eyewitnesses claimed that the driver of the bus was overspeeding.
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Godwin Tandabantu Matanga is a senior Zimbabwean law enforcement officer. Matanga is the current Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police. He was named acting Commissioner-General after long-serving ZRP Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri retired in December 2017. On 12 February 2017, the Public Service Commission announced Matanga's... Read More About Godwin Matanga
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